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The most popular false 3D games

Before the first real 3D techniques started to become popular in RPGs, some developers used to "mimic" a 3D perspective without 3D technology. The RPG that popularized that kind of "false 3D" was Dungeon Master. Fake 3D environments were also widely used in SSI Goldbox RPGs and a few others.
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The Legacy: Realm of Terror

DOSLinuxMac OS1993protected3.9/5 Magnetic Scrolls
The Legacy: Realm of Terror is a first-person view survival horror RPG set in the modern world, in a haunted house. The Legacy was developed by Magnetic Scrolls and published by MicroProse Software in 1993.
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Death Knights of Krynn

DOS1991protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Eye of the beholder 3: Assault on Myth Drannor

DOS1991protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Hired Guns

DOS19934.1/5 DMA Design
Hired Guns is an abandoned game developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1993 for DOS and Amiga platforms. Hired Guns is a sci-fi RPG in which you control four mercenaries in four individual simultaneous first person sub-screens tasked with destroying all the bad guys from a single planet.
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Ishar: Legend of the Fortress

DOS1992protected3.8/5 Silmarils
Ishar: Legend of the Fortress is a first-person grid-based RPG developed by Silmarils and released in 1992 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST. Ishar: Legend of the Fortress is the second game, part of the Ishar game series (the first being Crystals of Arborea). Ishar is a classic RPG like Wizardry or Might & Magic and it plays the same way, but the en...
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Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed

DOS1992protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is a CRPG developed by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. and released in 1992 for DOS only. Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is the sequel to Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and it's based on a campaign setting created by TSR in the late 80s. The game uses the Gold Box engine, common to much of the RPGs developed by SSI.
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Spirit of Adventure

DOS19914/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Treasures of the Savage Frontier

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Stormfront Studios
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Champions of Krynn

DOS1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Ancients 2: Approaching Evil

DOS19944/5 Farr-Ware Software
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Xenomorph

DOS19904.1/5 Pandora
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Obitus

DOS19913.5/5 Scenerio Software
Obitus is a role-playing video game developed by Psygnosis and released in 1991 for various platforms including the Amiga, Atari ST, and DOS. It combines elements of role-playing games (RPGs) and action-adventure games and is set in a fantasy world.In the game, players control the protagonist who finds themselves transported to the realm of Obitus ...
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Ancients 1: Deathwatch

DOS19913.8/5 Farr-Ware Software
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ShadowForce

DOS19943.3/5 Midnight Synergy / Interspace Software
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Fates of Twinion

DOS19933.6/5 Sierra On-Line
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Le Maitre Des Ames

DOS19873.6/5 UBI Soft